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Devoted to the Body: Devotional Practices and Performances in Feminine Spirituality (Session at IMC Leeds 2018)

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:42pm
Godeline Perk and Lieke Smits, Leiden University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 18, 2017


Bodily practices played an important role in medieval devotion, some particularly associated with female believers. One need only think of how devout women kissed manuscripts and rosaries, Beguines performed series of prostrations and genuflections, and nuns constructed own meditational processions through their convents. Some mystics are represented as engaging in more extreme bodily performances. For instance, according to her vita, thirteenth-century beguine Elizabeth of Spalbeek imitated Christ’s Passion in public, resulting in stigmata erupting on her body.    

Passive Female Audience in History and Literature

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:18pm
Tunisian Association for Comparative Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

CFP: The Ear of a Woman: Passive Female Audience in History and Literature:

An International Conference


11-12 April 2018

Venue: Djerba, Tunisia

Deadline for abstracts: 30 Nov. 2017


Call for Papers

15th Annual HCA Spring Academy Conference

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:24pm
Heidelberg Center for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Heidelberg Center for American Studies 15th Annual Spring Academy Conference

Heidelberg, Germany, 19-23 March, 2018

/Call for Papers/

The fifteenth HCA Spring Academy on American Culture, Geography, History, Literature, Politics & Religion will be held from March 19-23, 2018. The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for this annual one-week conference that provides twenty international Ph.D. students with the opportunity to present and discuss their Ph.D. projects.

Creation and Destruction: Beginnings and Ends in Religious Thought

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:27pm
Duke University Department of Religious Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Creation and Destruction: Beginnings and Ends in Religious Thought Duke University February 23–24, 2018 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Pugh Whether in the sweeping narratives of history and literature, tales of myth and legend, or personal accounts of religious experiences, religion often revolves around story — but to every good story, there is both a beginning and an end. From creation mythos, to beliefs and rituals surrounding birth and death, to efforts to prevent (or encourage) the end of religious practice, forces of creation and destruction are a pervasive theme in the field of Religious Studies.

Vernacular Devotional Cultures Sessions - 10-13 May 2018 - 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 2:18pm
Vernacular Devotional Cultures Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

The Vernacular Devotional Cultures Group is organizing the following four special sessions at the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo in May 2018. Please see below for full call details.

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words and a completed Participant Information Form to the organizers of your selected session by 15 September 2017. Electronic submissions are preferred.

1. Mysticism and Literacy in the Devotio Moderna

Organizer: Barbara Zimbalist, University of Texas at El Paso

CFP: Special issue- "Women in Buddhism"

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:29am
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

The topic of women in Buddhism spans a large geographical and historical expanse, beginning some 2500 years ago during the lifetime of the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. Throughout the history of Buddhism, women—their status within the traditions, their contributions, and their myriad roles—have been a subject of attention and concern.  The present volume seeks to examine how women’s roles in Buddhism have changed over time, how the women’s ordination movement has developed in specific contexts, and how women have changed the landscape of Buddhism, both as practitioners (lay and monastic) and as scholars in the field.

(1) This issue will examine the changing landscape of women in Buddhism;


Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:31am
University of Paderborn, Dr. Katrin Röder, Dr. Christoph Singer
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 25, 2018


25 - 26 May 2018

University of Paderborn, Germany



 This conference investigates the richness and variety of concepts of happiness from 1500 to 1750 as well as their negotiation and reconfiguration in the fictional and non-fictional literature of the period. We will probe the uses and meanings of “happiness,” a relatively new word in the 16th century, as well as the meanings and uses of its closely related terms felicity, (good) fortune, pleasure and bliss.

Third and Fourth Wave Catholic Women Writers: The Future of Unruly Women in the Catholic Church

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 1:42pm
Ana Kothe, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017

Jeana DelRosso, Leigh Eicke, and Ana Kothe seek contributions for the fourth volume in their “Unruly Catholic Women” series.  In this volume, we seek creative pieces by third-wave and fourth-wave feminists on Roman Catholicism, with an eye to the future of the Catholic Church.  Please submit autobiographical stories, fictional pieces, prose, or poems to by 15 October 2017, for consideration. All submissions must be in English.